Non-stop touring and recording for veteran bassist/”stickist”
By Mindy Rochwerg
October 20, 2014
Tony Levin is a busy guy. His band, Stick Men, will be releasing their new two-disc package, Supercollider: An Anthology, on October 21 and have been on tour to promote the recording. Meanwhile, Levin is still touring with Peter Gabriel, just finished touring with King Crimson, recently released the jazz recording Levin Brothers with his brother Pete Levin, as well as an improv project, Levin Minnemann Rudess, with Jordan Rudess and Marco Minneman.
Levin recently spoke with Nick Deriso of Something Else Reviews about looking back at the band’s past:
“It’s always a thrill playing with Markus and Pat, and the musical responsibilities I have with just three players is very different than with seven. We’re doing something of a retrospective now, Stick Man having done many albums. We thought we’d have a new look at some of the pieces from the past — and we have a new double CD, called Supercollider, with a selection of pieces and second disc of live material.”
Levin says the band, featuring Levin on the Chapman Stick, fellow King Crimson member Pat Mastelotto on drums and Markus Reuter on guitar, will be doing a lot of writing in the coming year, with perhaps a new direction and a major album release in late 2015.
Release Date: October 14, 2014